Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885

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Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885

Post by RogerB » Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:37 pm

This letter writer inquires about the value of an 1885 Morgan dollar with a plain (not reeded) edge. So far, no reply has been located.
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[RG104 E-1 Box 149 Part 2]

O.C. McGrew & Son
Irwin Station, Pa.
January 6, 1887 [sic 1888]
U.S. Mint
Philadelphia, Penna

Gents:
We have a silver dollar of date 1885 with unmilled edge; it is pronounced good by the
bank but not finished. What is it worth, and how could it have gotten from the Mint in this
condition?

Please let us know by return mail what you can give for it. It is in very good condition.
Yours,
O.C. McGrew & Son
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Re: Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885

Post by vamnuke » Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:11 pm

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Re: Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885

Post by messydesk » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:16 pm

Could be broadstruck, I suppose. Hopefully the reply surfaces.
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Re: Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885

Post by JohnGoldsmith » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:18 pm

by RogerB » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:37 pm

This letter writer inquires about the value of an 1885 Morgan dollar with a plain (not reeded) edge. So far, no reply has been located.


I will give melt plus shipping

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Re: Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885

Post by messydesk » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:24 pm

JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:18 pm
by RogerB » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:37 pm

This letter writer inquires about the value of an 1885 Morgan dollar with a plain (not reeded) edge. So far, no reply has been located.


I will give melt plus shipping
That's more than the mint would have given.
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Re: Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885

Post by VamHelsing » Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:49 am

For the Bunny:

I will give $70 and pay for shipping!!

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Re: Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885

Post by RogerB » Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:57 am

The mint's reply, if there was one, might state the cause.

Normal procedure in 1889 would have been to replace the coin.

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Re: Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885

Post by fogie » Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:47 am

Sound like an 1885 pattern (AKA -Snowden dollar)

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Re: Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885

Post by Namvet69 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:37 am

What is the registry of how many known examples exist? Peace Roy

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Re: Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885

Post by RogerB » Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:35 pm

fogie wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:47 am
Sound like an 1885 pattern (AKA -Snowden dollar)
That crossed my mind, also. Snowden's experiments included raised lettering on the edge. He used equipment and instructions obtained from the mint in Belgium. His correspondence does not mention producing any plain edge pieces.

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Re: Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885

Post by Longstrider » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:26 pm

This is very cool. I love reading these historic documents. Thanks.

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Re: Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885

Post by Kleinwood » Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:14 am

messydesk wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:16 pm
Could be broadstruck, I suppose. Hopefully the reply surfaces.
And the coin Get all 3 together now that would be a treat :popcorn: :popcorn:

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